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In the first of a new series, we take a look at Cardiff City's kits in the 1970s

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Cardiff City's American import Eddie Johnson celebrates scoring his second and last goal at the club with team mate Mark Kennedy.
Also , in the final floodlit match played at Ninian Park, there was a familiar face in the Derby County goal. Stephen Bywater, who played for the Bluebirds on loan during their play-off push last season.






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Scott Johnson meets the man forever remembered by Cardiff City fans as the reason why they are in the Championship - Andy Campbell.

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Cardiff City are embarking on their 9th consecutive season in the second tier of English football and for the past few years they have been there or thereabouts amongst the contenders for promotion to the Premier League. Missing out on the play off's due to goal difference, losing in the final, losing in the semi finals, that little bit of luck or good fortune required to make that final step has proved elusive.

Back in 2003, Cardiff found themselves in a similar position, as they tried to navigate their way out of the third tier. Previously defeated in cruel fashion by Stoke in the play off semi-final, Cardiff bounced back to face QPR in the play off final the following season. With the match played in their home town, they would never get a better opportunity.

A game of few chances, Robert Earnshaw, who had plundered 35 goals that term, was withdrawn as extra time approached, in favour of Andy Campbell, who went on to score the most important goal of Cardiff City's recent history.


He's a hero to Cardiff City fans of all ages but no modern footballer could ever be as close to 'real life' as Phil "Joe" Dwyer.

Insisting, had he not been a Cardiff legend, he would have been an obsessed fan travelling up and down the country to watch his beloved Bluebirds. And his empathy with the everyday fan doesn't end there.

In this compelling autobiography, the all action defender describes his working class upbringing in Grangetown, a solid defensive header away from the Ninian Park pitch he came to know so well, before unveiling a story which would not be out of place in the Roy of the Rovers comics he loved so much as a boy.


A couple brought together by their love of the beautiful game have celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Great Football fans Robert Knowles, 91, one of nine children from Riverside, and his wife Althea, 86, an only child from Rhiwbina, met on the terraces of Ninian Park watching their beloved Cardiff City.


They both had season tickets and sat near one another in the ground. After one game, Althea's father arranged for Robert to walk his daughter home.
The couple's great-niece Louise Heirene said: "Althea used to go with her dad and Robert would go with his brother Bernard.
"Their seats were in rows close to each other.
"A friendship developed and Althea's dad set up that one day Robert would walk Althea home.
"She used to cycle but he had made her walk that day. From there a courtship developed."
Robert's sister Vera said he had earlier served on HMS George V as part of the Russian Convoys during World War II and it wasn't until he was 30 when he married.
The couple were wed in Llanishen Church and soon after they bought their first and only home, also in Llanishen, where they both worked for the Inland Revenue.
Robert and Althea used to enjoy walking and frequently went up Caerphilly Mountain and the Wenallt, Cardiff.
In their later years they used to enjoy walking around Roath Park lake, feeding the ducks and popping into the cafe.
They were also accomplished ballroom dancers and enjoyed attending the Sybil Marks School of Dancing, Cardiff, and are still proud to tell people they were awarded a certificate for their achievements on the dance floor.
The diamond couple now both reside in the Willowbrook House Nursing Home, St Mellons, Cardiff, where they were visited by their family as part of their celebrations.
Sister Beryl said: "They never had children so they have always been fairly devoted to one another."
Louise added: "We asked them about special memories and they said they had good memories of holidays, especially the two cruises they went on."

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